Author Archives: Adam

About Adam

I am a old Christian seeking to become new. I want to know and follow Jesus: the "New Adam" who made the way back to Paradise. I graduated from North Central University with a degree in Business and a Bible Minor. I married my wife Tori in June of 2011 in Colorado. Our ceremony could be best described as pseudo-Quaker. Our reception was a farm-to-table communion meal. Our wedding dance: essentially a music festival. It was a full picture of our ministry as a couple. I grew up in the Dakotas. It's not my favorite location in the world. I have a dad, a mom, and a sister. My parents have been together for about 30 years. We love each other, but it's a bit dysfunctional. I am now a free lance gardener. I promote gardening, community, and preferably a combination thereof.

How Choking Someone To Death Is Legal

Over the past two weeks I have been incessantly asking that people read The New Jim Crow.  The book was instrumental in my understanding of the systemic racism very much alive in our justice system, and the way in which … Continue reading

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Chickens More Dangerous than Guns?

This week, while sitting in my home office doing work, I heard a gun shot pop right outside my window.  I told my wife to get down on the ground with our baby because a very large percentage of gun … Continue reading

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Home to Bethlehem

Weeks ago when I posted about my desperate longing to find a home for my 9 month pregnant wife and I, there were many comparisons to the Christmas story.  At the time, we didn’t realize just how many resemblances there … Continue reading

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Homebirth Without a Home

In one week, we don’t know where we’ll be living.  In one month, our baby will be born… As many of you know, my wife and I have recently felt a calling to move out into the country to live … Continue reading

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God and Lawn Care – Author Unknown

My mother forwarded this to me, and I thought my readership would enjoy it.  *GOD:* Francis, you know all about gardens and nature. What in the world isgoing on down there on the planet? What happened to the dandelions,violets,  milkweeds  … Continue reading

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My Mennonite Faith Statement

Today I will become a member at Berea Mennonite Church.  I had to write a faith statement for the ceremony.  Here it is: Before I can remember, my mother knelt me down beside my bed, and led me in what … Continue reading

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Garden Gate Services – A New Chapter of Life

It was roughly a year ago to date that I wrote “Journey to the Common Good.”  I described my desperate longing for “promised land,” and urge to turn back towards the secure life I left.  I lived in Minneapolis then. … Continue reading

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Virginia’s Funeral

First off, I just found out that her name is spelt “Virginie” so let’s make that transition now (it still sounds like the state, but spelled differently).  I guess I hadn’t seen it printed until her funeral today. Today went … Continue reading

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Recap of a Crazy Week

Last week was a blur. On Monday our friend Virginia passed away.  We were over at the family’s apartment most of the day.  What a tragic situation.  Her 6 kids are working through it, each in their own way.  Tori … Continue reading

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Pray for My Mom

This morning my mom, who has battled chronic health issues most of my life, was admitted to the hospital with a 104.8 degree fever.  They say the brain begins to “boil” at 105 degrees, so she is really toeing that … Continue reading

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